Resistance: A Songwriter’s Story of Hope, Change, and Courage

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For over forty years, singer, songwriter, and activist Tori Amos has been producing music that reveals and confronts the social and political inequities in American society. Amos’ latest book, Resistance, is a lesson in observation and expression that seeks to move people to action and understanding.

Amos recounts her beginnings as a teenager singing in gay bars in Washington D.C., a position she secured with the help of her reverend father. Later, she sang in bars frequented by political movers and shakers during the Bush administration. The songs she’s written are discussed from inspiration to execution, and her liberal political stances loom large in the messaging and music of her life.

But, there is a through line regarding Amos’s connection to what she calls the Muses and moments when she writes of communicating with the spirit of her dead mother that may put off readers uncomfortable with these New Age references. If, however, you want to read and revel in the creation of one of the most influential careers in alternative music of the last four decades, Resistance is the book for you.


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Author Tori Amos
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 272 pages
Publisher Atria Books
Publish Date 2020-05-05
ISBN 9781982104153
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Issue July 2020
Category Biographies & Memoirs
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